Tim Rahilly, PhD, president and vice-chancellor
In May 2019, Dr. Tim Rahilly became Mount Royal University’s tenth president and first vice-chancellor, serving a five-year term.
An established leader in higher education and student affairs, Rahilly (pronounced RAW-lee) was previously Vice-Provost, Students and International at Simon Fraser University, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to this, he held academic and administrative roles in the university sector starting in 1998.
Passionate about remaining academically active, Rahilly taught courses and supervised graduate students at Simon Fraser University, University of Manitoba, Royal Roads University, Technical University of British Columbia and McGill University. Rahilly’s most recent publications include co-authoring contributions to “University Pathways: A Global Perspective” and “Serving Diverse Students in Canadian Higher Education: Models and Practices for Success.”
Rahilly also has leadership experience in increasing domestic and international enrolment; developing policies and programs to improve health and wellbeing and prevent sexual violence; supporting Indigenous students, advancing varsity sports and overseeing large capital projects.
Rahilly holds a PhD in Educational and Counselling Psychology from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Counselling from McGill University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Concordia University.